Very Vero: Enjoy A Beachfront Private House
The barrier island of Vero Beach is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. The elegant atmosphere of private waterfront houses and condos in the area is enhanced by fine restaurants and shops. The charm of the natural Florida environment, with seascapes, sunsets, and tropical foliage, provides the perfect setting for the luxurious offerings of this gem of a town on the Central Atlantic Coast of Florida known as the "Treasure Coast."
line the coast for miles of walking and swimming. The boardwalk at Humiston Park is great for a walk after dining at one of the fresh seafood eateries nearby. Secluded beach entrances such as Turtle Trail, Golden Sands, and Beachcomber Lane offer paths through sea grape and palmetto. A metal detector may find you a doubloon from a shipwreck. Biking, jogging, and hiking trails are found at the many parks. You can watch the boats from the bridge walkways over the Intracoastal Waterway and get a good work-out at the same time.
is superb whether for a record marlin or a pompano for dinner. Ocean and river access assures it is always the weather to fish. Try birdwatching from a kayak and capture memories exploring the unspoiled sanctuaries of the lagoon. Go kite-sailing, paddle boarding, surfing, or you might try skydiving. Divers can investigate the underwater preserve of the Spanish galleon Urca de Lima, or catch a few lobster.
Sandridge Golf Club has two public 18 hole courses rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. The Quail Valley Club and the Indian River Club are private courses with membership plans.
Arts and Entertainment
The Vero Beach Museum of Art
reflects the community commitment to the arts. The Museum occupies 7 acres under the oak trees at Riverside Park. Before enjoying the five galleries of exhibits, or an arts and humanities program in the auditorium, you may just want to sit in the sun and enjoy the outdoor sculpture garden. Galleries and shows feature and inspire the many artists who live in and visit Vero.
showcase the treasure of the Treasure Coast. A convoy of 12 galleons, the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet, was shipwrecked on these shores. The McLarty Treasure Museum, near Sebastian Inlet on A1A, houses an array of artifacts along with information on the Spanish Colonial and Indian history of the area. On US1 in Sebastian, Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum holds remarkable finds made under the direction of legendary treasure hunter Mel Fisher. In the summer, you may see the treasure divers bringing in the gold to area docks.
is the premier stage venue in town. From symphonies to opera, to piano bars and jazz concerts in the parks, the choices are so varied the Cultural Council has started a concierge service to help you choose.
The temperate climate makes all year the best time. June thru October has average highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s. It is the rainy season, with isolated showers that pass quickly. Florida winter brings overnight lows in the 50s and days in the 70s. Sunshine and the warming currents of the Gulf Stream keep beach waters pleasant.
How to Get There
State Road 60 runs directly into Vero Beach from the Florida Turnpike and I-95. A1A is a scenic drive on the island side south from Cape Canaveral to Vero. The closest major airports are Orlando, West Palm, and Melbourne. Vero Beach Airport offers exceptional services for the private pilot. Rental cars, shuttles, and private drivers are easily arranged.